January 4, 2021
Netflix reported “Bridgerton,” the first original series from “Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes, is on track to be streamed by 63 million subscriber homes in the 28 days following its Dec. 25 release — the fifth-highest tally in the SVOD pioneer’s history. Netflix said the proprietary spin on author Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton novels was ranked No. 1 across 76 countries worldwide.
Netflix, which is typically coy about its subscriber data, also said the month of December and the Dec. 25-31 holiday period recorded the highest-ever streaming hours and average view hours per subscriber in its history. It should be noted that Netflix tabulates a viewer after two minutes of content streaming.
The streamer also disclosed that Robert Rodriguez’s movie, We Can Be Heroes, is expected to stream in 44 million subscriber homes within 28 days of its Christmas Day release. Notably missing: George Clooney’s sci-fi space thriller The Midnight Sky, which topped Netflix domestic Top 10 ranking for five days following its Christmas Day bow.